Premier League TV Rights – ESPN: “We made a strong bid that reflected the value of the rights to our business”

Premier League TV Rights – ESPN: “We made a strong bid that reflected the value of the rights to our business”
Updated on Wednesday 13 June 2012 by @TVNewsroom

ESPN has released a statement this evening regarding the Premier League TV rights that were announced by Richard Scudamore – Chief Executive of the Premier League – earlier today.

The League awarded 116 matches to Sky (BSkyB) and 38 to BT in a sale process totaling £3.018 billion.

This means ESPN, who currently show 23 matches per season, will NO longer show Premier League football after the 2012/13 season.

“We made a strong bid that reflected the value of the rights to our business, and we thank the Premier League for the chance to participate,” said an ESPN spokesman.

“We’re looking forward to continuing our Premier League coverage next season, and continuing to serve fans with great live sports events and programming including the FA Cup, Europa League, Scottish Premier League, Serie A, Premiership Rugby, Top 14, golf, darts, UFC, NBA and much more.”

The 2019/20 FA Cup first round draw will take place tonight, live on BBC Two from 7pm. The draw will be conducted by Karen Carney and Jermaine Beckford at Maldon & Tiptree. The 32 non-League clubs that progress from the… Read more

The National Football League returns on 5th September as the 2019 season gets underway. Throughout the season, Sky will show every Thursday night, Sunday night and Monday night games live, alongside two Sunday evening games. The week’s schedule will be… Read more

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be held in Japan from 20 September to 2 November 2019. This will be the first time the tournament is to be held in Asia, and outside the traditional heartland of rugby union. ITV… Read more